• Dial-a-Ghost

  • By: Eva Ibbotson
  • Narrated by: Morwenna Banks
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-07-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (15 ratings)

Regular price: $7.94

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $7.94

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Here's a tale of the ghosts and spooks you'll meet at the Dial-a-Ghost agency! "Get me some ghosts," said Fulton Snoddle-Brittle. "Frightful and dangerous ghosts!" Fulton has gone to the Dial-a-Ghost agency with an evil plan. He wants to hire some truly terrifying ghosts to scare his nephew Oliver to death.
But Oliver likes ghosts. And the peculiar ones he meets at Helton Hall decide at once to help him outwit the wicked Snodde-Brittles.
©2008 Eva Ibbotson (P)2008 Macmillan Digital Audio
Show More Show Less

Critic Reviews

"You'll love this chain-rattlingly, blood-oozingly hilarious story." ( Daily Telegraph)
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
4 out of 5 stars
By Bradley on 04-08-08

Fun and Engaging

My 4 and 10 year old girls and my 10 year old boy all love this story, which "isn't scary at all." The narrator was the perfect choice, between her British accent (the story takes place in post WWII England), and her willingness to assume the voices of a full spectrum of characters.

Read More Hide me

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

See all Reviews

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
4 out of 5 stars
By EC W on 11-08-13

A must for young boys with Asthma

My 7 yr old ended up in hospital after a chest infection/possible asthma attack. We spent the night there and were given an inhaler to use for a few days.

Imagine my surprise and delight when the hero of this (randomly) downloaded story has asthma! It features a quite realistic terror related asthma attack, and prominently features an inhaler.

Oliver (our hero) inherits a huge mansion. His evil cousins find out about his asthma and decide to trigger an attack by hiring some particularly evil and vicious child hating ghosts. They hope this will kill him. There is a mix up at the agency and what Oliver actually gets is a ghostly guardian family who become his best friends.

The language is quite strong; so not for very young children or nervous types. There is blood, and lots of implied violence. I would however recommend this for any children over the age of 6 who are prone to asthma or breathing problems. It allowed myself and my son to discuss Oliver and his breathing problems, throwing light on how scary or not it can be.

Read More Hide me
See all Reviews
© Copyright 1997 - 2018 Audible, Inc